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May 13, 2012 2:00am PDT
billion deficit at the beginning of the year has now nearly doubled. governor brown is telling voters to raise taxes or there will be severe cuts. >> next weekend seniors at san set to gradgrad wait but students with more time to go are bracing for here cuts in higher tuition. students are thinking about finding another parttime job. >> i might need to get one more parttime job even the i'm already working 15 hours now. >> this latest jolt came from governor brown who announced the $9 billion budget deficit preticketed in january has now ballooned to $16 billion. he says tax revenues have not increased as much as expected because the economy has not bounced back. the governor used the opportunity to make another sales pitch for his november tax initiative. >> the plan, asks high income earners to pay up to 3% more in their income seven for seven years. it will increase sales taxes by one-fourth of one percent for four years. >> without the tax hike the governor is warning of deep cuts to public safety and social service programs as well as to california colleges and schools. the san f
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May 13, 2012 6:00pm PDT
's not what governor brown has in mind. he has a plan that relies heavily on taxes. >> ama: religious leaders and former san francisco mayor gavin newsom are weighing in on the president's support of same-sex marriage. >> reporter: after president obama's historic endorsement of same-sex marriage, some bayar clergy are saying it may be time to take a second look at the issue. >> reverend brown is preaching a sermon of tolerance. >> there are people in thissation who happen to be gay or lesbian, and they deserve to have equal protect under the law. >> it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that i think same-sex couples should be able too get married. >> that historic endorsement by president obama pushed the subject of same-sex marriage back into the spotlight. former san francisco mayor and current lieutenant governor gavin newsom has role in shaping the national dialogue in 2004 he defied the law and allowed same-sex couples to marry at city hall. and then kaz voters banned same-sex marriage. today he discussed the president's new position. >> i'm proud of the president, proud he stoo
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May 13, 2012 5:00am PDT
. governor jerry brown announced yesterday the shortfall and nearly twice what was expected and he's warning bigger cuts and higher taxes could be on the way. abc7 news reporter john alston shows us the potential impact. >> reporter: next weekend seniors at san francisco state are set to graduate, but students who still have more time to go are bracing for more cuts and higher tuition. students like kenny lee, who is thinking about finding another part-time job. >> i want to get one more part-time job even though i am already working around 15 hours a week now. probably i will ned to get one more just to support myself and to pay my tuition. >> this latest jolt came from governor brown who released this video, announcing that $9 billion budget deficit predicted in january has now ballooned to $16 billion. he says tax revenues have not increased as much as expected because the economy has not bounced back. the governor used the opportunity to make another sales pitch for his november tax initiative. >>> the plan as high income earners to pay up to 3% more in their income taxes for seven years
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May 13, 2012 6:00am PDT
billion budget deficit. governor jerry brown announced yesterday the shortfall and nearly twice what was expected and he's warning bigger cuts and higher taxes could be on the way. abc7 news reporter john alston shows us the potential impact. >> reporter: next weekend seniors at san francisco state are set to graduate, but students who still have more time to go are bracing for more cuts and higher tuition. students like kenny lee, who is thinking about finding another part-time job. >> i want to get one more part-time job even though i am already working around 15 hours a week now. probably i will need to get one more just to support myself and to pay my tuition. >> this latest jolt came from governor brown who released this video, announcing that $9 billion budget deficit predicted in january has now ballooned to $16 billion. he says tax revenues have not increased as much as expected because the economy has not bounced back. the governor used the opportunity to make another sales pitch for his november tax initiative. >>> the plan as high income earners to pay up to 3% more in the
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May 13, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >> what reverend brown says is a need for inclusion. >> there are people in this nation who happen to be gay or lesbian, and they deserve to have equal protection under the law. >> it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that i think same-sex couples should be able to get married. >> president obama's historic endorsement pushed the subject back into the spotlight but former san francisco mayor and gavin newsom has a role in changing the national dialogue. he deidentified the law and allowed same-sex marriage at city hall. and today he was on "meet the press" to discuss the president's new position. >> i'm proud of the president and proud he is on the right side of hoyt and proud he did it during an election. >> reverend brown is quick to point out his church will not be performing same-sex weddings. he describes it as a wedge issue, design to divide the african-american community and diminish support for president obama. >> we're not going to be duped or fooled. let anybody do something that would derail the re-election of this man, mr. barack obama. >> but opponents to same
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May 14, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. so far 28,000 customers have opted out of the smart meter. >> and governor brown's new budget is on the table. some will like it and some will not. his challenge is dealing with a bigger than expected deficit of $16 billion. abc 7 news is in sacramento to explain how he intends to do that. >> i'm laying out pretty tough cuts. >> governor brown broke bad news to californians. the state financial picture has worsened since his original prose passal in january. >> we're going to have to cut deeper, i'm linking a series of reductions real increased aus stare ti. please increase taxes temporarily. >> and the federal government rejokting some of the cuts the deficit jumped to $16 billion forcing the governor to propose deeper cuts now include cutting state borker pay by 5% shutting down operations for one day per week and recusing number of hours seniors and disabled get at home by 7%. disabled advocates say cutting their home care further makes it harder to avoid nursing home autos my cooking, cleaning and bathing would be affected. i would get less services which those services ar
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May 22, 2012 4:30am PDT
of the probe but stems from the shooting death of 20-year-old rahim brown. police sergeant shot brown seven time saying he saw brown trying to stab another officer with a screwdriver. a female witness denies the stabbing occurred. >>> alameda county board of supervisors holding a special meeting today to select at least three vying to replace nadia lockyer she resigned april 20th, she said she needed to focus on recovery from abusive relationship and to raise her child. the board has until june 19th to appoint someone or that will go to the governor. eight have submitted applications. the three selected today will be interviewed next week. the board is expected to make its selection june 5th. >>> in a couple of hours from now the first federal hearing on jpmorgan chase begins on capitol hill. the banking committee will hear from two regulators head of the sec and commodities future trading commission. [ unintelligible ] jpmorgan chase's ceo jamie dimon is not scheduled to be at the hearing hess expected to testify next month. >>> 4 -- 4:45. president obama and mitt romney hit the fundraisin
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May 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
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May 17, 2012 12:00am PDT
go for breakfast and dinner. breakfast i would have steak and eggs, toast, hash browns. sometimes i would get like a couple pancakes. and i would have like four or five cups of coffee. then i'd go into work and have a pepsi before i hit the stage. then when the show was just about over, i would be like, i'm so exhausted. so sugar-rushed and sleepy. then the show would be over. i'd take a big nap at lunch, then eat at the komisarjevskiary, like a cl-- chicken on it, iced tea, sometimes have a cup cake after that, salad with ranch. >> jimmy: nice. >> then i would go home and watch tv, have half a bag of doritos. >> jimmy: you must have been high. there's no other explanation. >> then i would have a pepsi and go to bed and be like, man, i can't sleep. all i had was like eight pepsis. >> jimmy: and five cups of coffee to start the day. >> then i'd take two ambien and be knocked out. >> jimmy: now are you off all that stuff? >> yeah. >> jimmy: you are? >> yeah. i take melatonin in to go to sleep. >> jimmy: do you have to take it? >> i drink the coffee once in a while, take an ambien once
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May 13, 2012 9:00am PDT
. governor jerry brown announced yesterday to shortfall is nearly twice what was expected. she warning that bigger cuts and higher taxes could be on the way. news reporter john alston showing us the potential impact. >> next weekend seniors at san francisco state are set to graduate but students who have more time are bracing for higher tuition students like kenny who is thinking about another part time job. >> i may be getting one more part-time job, but i'm working about 15 hours now. so i would get one to pay. >> they announced the $9 billion budget deficit predicted in january has ballooned to $16 billion. he says tax revenues have not increased as much as expected because the economy has not bounced back. he used the opportunity to make another sales pitch for november tax initiative. >> it has high income earners to pay 3% more in income taxes for seven years. it will increase sales taxes by one-fourth of 1% for four years. >> without it he is warning to deep cuts to safety and social service programs as well as california colleges and schools. the san francisco union district sa
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May 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT
texters in their tracks. >> and the governor brown orders an immediate audit after the september 11th plate delivers a lot of empty promises. abc 7 news continues in one minute. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >>> a bill to improve breast cancer detection in women with dense breast tissue passed out at the state senate today requiring women who fall into that category but be informed they have dense breast tissue and that it can obscure cancer on a mammogram and they may wish to discuss the potential value with their doctors. the bill now heads to the assembly. >> if you paid extra for a special california license plate to help victims of september 11th this may make your blood boil. millions generated created in california has not gone to help the people it was supposed to. abc 7 news is live at sacramento and there is some serious explaining to do. >> this state has taken in $15 million for the special september 11th license plates being offered in california. now we're finding out that money is being spent -- not all of the money is being spent appropriat
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May 7, 2012 5:00pm PDT
governor jerry brown declaring this to be wildfire awareness week and nannette miranda joins with us more. >> the air fleet remained intact for the fire season and the rest of the operations didn't farewell. >> from january to arngs california responded to 800 wildfires. last year, only 300. the alarming spike combined with dry winter forced the state to urge californians to do their part by creating defensible space. >> we're prepared and individuals need to be prepared. >> the homeowner preparation is important this year because of cuts that are totalling millions of dollars, five bulldozers won't northbound use, one air base was shut down. three-man cruise will be a sign for engines and for a second year, california could not afford to keep the converted dc 10 on a contract. so states swil to fight over it. >> to have it available oncall costs us more per hour. the operator has to make his money, pay people and to do maintenance. >> all of the talk of cut backs worried residents who live right next to areas prone to wildfires. they'll be depending on cal fire since vegetation is notice
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May 8, 2012 11:35pm PDT
begins, the browns are still adjusting to sin city having thread utah because of the threat of prosecution. >> how have people reacted in nevada? >> i had a friend who was a very conservative person, and he said to me, you have a stripper living next to you, i don't care if a guy has four wives. >> i don't think he should say absolutely no, because when you say absolutely no, you're going to get it. >> you say no? >> no way. what we have is so perfect and so new. >> talk to us in ten years. >> nobody wants to be there. >> reporter: at the same time, the most mundane things can become fraught in this family because of the sheer numbers involved. plural wives inefitably multiply for the opportunity for hurt feelings. >> this year, i spent new year's eve alone. and that was so sad. >> i invited you over. >> i know, i know. >> where were you? >> i was home. >> no, no, i'm sorry. >> reporter: somehow, they seem to sort through it. that's partly what makes "sister wives" riveting to watch. >> i don't know what i expected, maybe like rural housewives of utah. something really crazy
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May 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
brown revealed today the state budget deficit has grown to $16 billion. the governor made that announcement in a video address posted on youtube in january the deficit was just over $9 billion. governor brown says it's nearly doubled since then because the economy isn't ramping up as fast as the administration had hoped. >> this means we have to go much further and make cuts far greater than i asked for the beginning of the year. but we can't fill a hole of this magnitude with cuts alone, without doing severe damage to our schools. >> ama: the governor will lay out a revised spending plan that relies on voters approving higher tacks on the wealthy in november. state republicans responded by saying the deficit news underscores the need to reign in spending -- rein in spending. >> alan: 100 supporters of a skyline high school student who was shot and killed bay police officer protested his death with a march for justice today. they made their way from birch street in oakland, where the shooting took place to the east mont mall police station. they say an officer killed the m
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May 15, 2012 11:00am PDT
right now in sacramento governor brown's revised budget plan is at a hearing before the senate committee the governor says state is facing a deficit of almost 16 billion dollars. he's calling for cuts including 5% for state employees. schools could get a 16% butte in spending. democrats -- boost in spending. democrats are not happy with the cuts republicans don't like the proposed tax increases. >>> two hours from now sheriff ross mirkarimi will be back in court over a key piece of evidence in the ethics investigation. at issue, whether video of mirkarimi's wife can be used in an administrative hearing on misconduct charges against the sheriff. the video tan by a neighbor shows lopez talk -- taken by a neighbor shows lopez talking and showing a bruise on her arm. the city wants to use that to remove mirkarimi from his position. >>> richmond city council could tax sodas and other drinks. set to vote tonight that would let voters decide on a one cent per ounce tax on sweet drinks saying the revenues would pay for afterschool programs, new athletic fields and cooking classes in schools. >>>
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May 16, 2012 11:00pm PDT
on a rugby match that you would put a brown de on the head of opposing players? >> all raptors teams from high school varsity to under 8 years of age have a reputation of competitive and playing hard. but they were offering cash for hard hits surfaced at the raptors under 14 match. >> one of the players hit our player hard which we shot was fine. and he turned to his coach and said how is that coach? is that good enough for the money? >> he complained to the league's governing body. the northern california youth rugby association, and matte son is the disciplinary chairman. >> it was $20 or $30. but from a kid's perspective whether it is $5 or $500, it is a motivation and that is not appropriate. >> they held a hearing by conference call and they say he denied ever offering a bounty. but a player on the raptors under 14 team and his father came forward to say it is true. they offered that boy and his teammates money for hits that would knock the other players out of the game. >> i was particularly upset tha
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May 17, 2012 1:05am PDT
important on a rugby match that you would put a brown de on the head of opposing players? >> all raptors teams from high school varsity to under 8 years of age have a reputation of competitive and playing hard. but they were offering cash for hard hits surfaced at the raptors under 14 match. >> one of the players hit our player hard which we shot was fine. and he turned to his coach and said how is that, coach? is that goodor the money? >> he complained to the league's governing body. the northern california youth rugby association, and matte son is the disciplinary chairman. >> it was $20 or $30. but from a kid's perspective whether it is $5 or $500, it is a motivation and that is not appropriate. >> they held a hearing by conference call and they say he denied ever offering a bounty. but a player on the raptors under 14 team and his father came forward to say it is true. they offered that boy and his teammates money for hits that would knock the other players out of the game. y upsets that once the began there was some a meeting of some sort telling the kids not to say anything about i
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May 24, 2012 4:30am PDT
annually. >>> for the first time since taking office, governor brown's disapproval rating is higher than his approval rating among likely voters in a major california poll. according to a poll 4 % disapprove of the job governor -- 43% disapprove, 42% approve. last month it was 47%. the dip comes after the announcement last week that the deficit has grown 60%. the poll shows 56% of voters support his november ballot initiative to raise taxes. 38% opposed. >>> spokesperson for tully's coffee says state imposed furloughs are partly to blame foreclosure of downtown cafe. with no notice they closed may 17th. the company said the company was not meeting minimum financial requirements to stay open. [ unintelligible ] >>> 4:45. the new way to move you through airport security faster. >>> mysterious explosion onboard a nuclear submarine. why investigators are stumped about the cause. >>> calcium supplements and your health. what is good for bones could harm heart. >> science on the chopping block. the governor's plan to save money by3q lysol knows the soft places we love could be home to bacteria
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May 27, 2012 3:30pm PDT
or negative. there is part of me that feels like, i'm brown for example. it's okay to be called brown. you are what you are and they will accept it. but it's the negative information and can cause ill feelings. sometimes you too politically correct in avoiding things that may be normal and natural, as well. but of course the negative parted is you want to make sure doesn't happen. >> i'm sure you have than countered that in respective careers. corey can you talk about being an asian-american? >> he was there, right. >> the coolest thing about that, seeing the chemistry and kids from all places connected with it. it's the success when you you you break through the boundaries of ethnicity. like spike lee. >> but confronting those stereo typical images that actually push you to work harder to drive you to succeed? >> absolutely. it depends upon the personality, as well. you can get very motivated. there is a lot of pride behind that. some of this that is very good but you have to internalize it in a certain way. >> i think it takes a strong person, some of the pride comes from the parenting.
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May 22, 2012 5:00am PDT
and the governor who makes $174,000 a year. governor brown is projecting a nearly 16 billion dollar budget shortfall for the next fizz cal -- fiscal year. panel members are pointed by the governor and will meet to discuss cutting officials' pay may 31st. the berkeley city council set to vote on standard mutual aid agreement for the police department to decide whether to answer other requests for help. they want to make it clear the city will not offer mutual aid on political demonstrations like the one during the occupy occupy -- the occupy oakland protests and occupy cal demonstrations last fall. officials want berkeley police to handle civil disobedience as if it were managing an event and the police to call off mutual atmosphere does not provide human rights safeguards. later today san ramon residents will sound off on proposed curfew for minors ordinance would allow police to write citations to kids who miss school without a valid reason. repeat offenders will face fines from $100 to $500. the d.a.'s office says the curfew will help reduce crime. a public hearing scheduled in san ramon
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May 10, 2012 7:00am PDT
any cuter? that show is so good. >>> and you know who else is so good? alton brown is here. the amazing alton brown. he's going to whip up a little bananas foster. >> the morning edition. >> we're going to set things on fire. >> more desserts. >>> and you are the host of the james beer foundation awards. i was there. you killed. >> really? i survived. thank you. >> and you didn't set anything on fire. >> i did not. but i will today. >> that's right. >>> we know that mother's day is coming up. and we're all blessed to have extraordinary mothers in our lives. and i am included in that. she grew up in the depression. she married a tuskegee airman, my mom. and my mom, lucimarian roberts, sharing her wisdom. in a new book. "my story, my song," along with missy buchanan, who we will talk to in a moment. here's my momma. ♪ when it's heavy you're never left alone ♪ ♪ to bare it all >> reporter: faith, family and friends. that's what my mom's life is all about. and at the age of 88, she is taking a lifetime of lessons learned and putting them to paper in "my story, my song." >
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May 13, 2012 11:00pm PDT
crisis continues to grow. governor brown is expected to rehe's his re-advised plan to ease the $16 billion deficit. he wants to raise the sales tax and increase taxes on the rich which brown believes the state needs to under if schools and protect public safety. the budget and public safety are an issue at the city level. many are battling with pension reform to reduce ballooning deficits. and in san jose, it is creating problems in the police department. abc7 news reporter thomas roman is live in the newsroom with more. >> police officers say the pension reform measure b on the june ballot will slash the future takeout pay of officers as much as 50%. the police officers union says the measure is so unreasonable it will force many officers to leave the department which is already understaffed. >> they are leaving in droves. it is really sad to watch. >> he is president of the san jose police officer's union. he is concerned that measure b, a pension reform plan on the june 5th ballot has caused many officers to seek work with other police departments. >> we had an additional 60 or
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May 14, 2012 2:00am PDT
,000 employees in the biggest purge. >>> california's budget crisis continues to grow. governor brown is expected to rehe's his re-advised plan to ease the $16 billion he wan deficit. he wants to raise the sales tax and increase taxes on the rich which brown believes the state needs to under if schools and protect public safety. the budget and public safety are an issue at the city level. many are battling with pension reform to reduce ballooning deficits. and in san jose, it is creating problems in the police department. abc7 news reporter thomas roman is live in the newsroom with more.>> police officer >> police officers say the pension reform measure b on the june ballot willthe june ba future takeout pay of officers as much as 50%. the police officers union says the measure is so unreasonable it will force many officers to leave the department which is alreadyaffed. >> they are leaving in droves. it is really sad to watch. >> he is president of the san jose police officer's union. he is concerned that measure b, a pension reform plan on the june 5th ballot has caused many officers to seek wor
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May 10, 2012 11:00am PDT
brown opens in santa cruz film festival. >> more events around the bay. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> laura one a tony. she makes her debut in venetian room. also the bay area teen idol winner opens the show from bay area cabaret on saturday night. >> lots to do. >> for mother's day, right? >> perfect. >> for awful us here. thanks so much for joining us. >> "who wants to be a millionaire" is coming up next. >> have a great day.
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May 27, 2012 12:30pm PDT
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May 29, 2012 5:30pm PDT
of gratitude if you'll allow me to brown university for the honorary doctorate they gave me this weekend. it was wonderful to be among all those, including civil rights hero john lewis, a ground-breaking biochemist and actress viola davis. my degree was presented in latin so i now know what caesar would have called it. [ speaking latin ] that's "world news" in latin. so thank you, brown. >>> ahead on "world news," princess diana, the duchess kate, and what his mother would have thought of his new bride. an abc news exclusive. like somebody had set a bag of hot charcoal on my neck. i had no idea it came from chickenpox. it's something you never want to encounter. for more of the inside story, visit shinglesinfo.com holding down the fort while you're out catching a movie. [ growls ] lucky for me, your friends showed up with this awesome bone. hey! you guys are great. and if you got your home insurance where you got your cut rate car insurance, it might not replace all this. [ electricity crackling ] [ gasping ] so get allstate. you could save money and be better protected from mayhem like
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May 31, 2012 4:30am PDT
. "los angeles times" reports the brown administration does not intend redo revenue forecast because the stock price will continue to fluctuate. >>> this morning san francisco mayor lee will unveil a two year budget plan including money to hire more than 300 new police officers. the mayor also wants to hire more than 250 new firefighters over the next six years. lee wants to increase loans to small businesses and create new business corridors. the proposal will reveal how he plans to close the projected 170 million dollar budget gap. the board of supervisors will take up the budget next month. >>> privately owned dragon spacecraft is detached from the international space station and preparing for a ride back to earth. the it delivered half a ton of cargo to the space station seven days ago the first private mission ever to the station. spacex is headed by elon musk chairman of tesla. the reusable dragon capsule is expected to splash down in the pacific before 9:00 this morning, pacific time. >>> very little clouds you know we are ready for that warm-up mike tell us more. >>> looks li
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May 14, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. >> there are prot testors said they helped elect jerry brown to his dream job now accusing him of taking away their opportunities to better themselves. two dozen people gathered in san jose to protest the plan to deal with the revised $16 billion gap. they're especially furious with his proposal to implement $8 billion in cuts affecting health care, inhome services and welfare to work programs. california state university system will face $250 million in trigger cuts unless california voters approved a tax increase the governor wants to makeup the rest of the deficit. there is some relief, you can say and a lot of anger with the may revision to the budget. >> i can't believe he can have nerve to do this after the years i've been voting and i vote every time we have an election. and for him to let me down like this, my children, my grandson? outrageous. >> there is expressed gratitude for prioritizing higher education. here in san jose state we feel the same way. >> so education across the board would suffer if voters don't approve the increase package mentioned earlier. governor brown called
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May 3, 2012 1:40am PDT
after wearing brown face makeup to play someone of indian descent in a commercial. he appears as raj, a 39-year-old bollywood producer looking for love in an advertisement for pop chips. so apparently he finds love in this sort of low fat potato snack, but he saw fit to dress up in this stereotypical garb and put on an indian accent. >> producers saw fit for him to do that. >> well, he went along with it. now people are very, very upset. many people on the internet, including the indian descendant rap group. they're saying, what's with the racist brown-faced video you talentless, pretending to care about sex trafficking piece of -- >> whoa, so they are very fired up. >> they are very upset. it never really goes over well, >> it doesn't. >> the black face, the brown face. i think we're at the place now in history, forewarning, you shouldn't do it. >> it doesn't go over well. i would say, though, in terms of race relations in the country, we have bigger issues to worry about than ashton kutcher in brown face. >> no question. no question. >> the trayvon martin case. let's pick an import
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May 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
governor jerry brown, and president bill clinton who is now taking questions from the audience. abc 7 news business and technology reporter is live in san jess yeah for us. >> there is a big year for presidential politics. and getting more americans to work all those will converge together that. is why these v.i.p.s gathered here in downtown san jose. and as mentioned they're just now doing question asks answers with former president bill clinton who continues to be a thought leader when it comes to big picture issues. earlier they heard from condoleezza rice. she did say she's not interested in being anyone's vice presidential running mate. but ceos of pacific gas and electric spoke about job creation and the need to get more students to major in science, technology, engineering and math and president clinton brought a wider perspective. >> california will come roaring back but will happen faster if we work together instead of cleeming at each other, cooperation works in real i've we're never going to get level of reform until we pull together. >> president clinton said he spent time chat
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May 28, 2012 4:30am PDT
receive add honorary degree this weekend at brown university in rhode island. she is one of nine honorary degree recipients this weekend. others included oscar winning actress viola davis. and outgoing university president ruth simmons. she in good company. >> yes. congratulations. >>> next, we are following developments out of vallejo, a police chase leads to a shooting. the bizarre sequence of vents that injuries a police officer. >>> fallout from a massacre in syria. the u.n.'s harsh words for the country's leader after scores of civilians are killed. >>> progress on the dumbarton bridge project. will it reopen in time for tomorrow's commute? >>> lay-offs loom for major cell phone maker. how many jobs could be cut this week at rim. çkçkçkçkçkçkçkk
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May 28, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, brian brown, his wife and daughter on the way from sacramento to their mountain home, to mountain home, in idaho. their cessna went down saturday night. the girl was able to call 911. >> what is your emergency? >> i'm in an airplane and i crashed. i need to you send a search party. >> rescuers treked through six-foot snow drifts to reach the crash site. the family spent 15 hours in below freezing conditions and a military helicopter hoisted them out. they're now recovering from injuries and it's unclear what caused it to go down. >> that is researchers reporting blue fin tuna swimming from japan to california loaded with radio active contamination. the first time such a big my greating fish has been known to carry radio activity 6,000 miles. the level of the element was found in 10 times higher amounts than p years past. it is leaked from japan's nuclear reactors and the levels are far below safety limits for blue fin. interesting. >> and there is a new pricing strategy getting a lot of attention from lawmakers in washington. >> they're not happy about what they're hearing. >> no uncer
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May 29, 2012 11:35pm PDT
to get to this village, which is very hard to find. >> we meet up with denise brown of the world food program who takes us to see how other families are coping with the crisis. when we reach the village of gubiday, it's quiet, too quiet. >> african villages, there's noise, people, animals. there's children running around. when the car motor stopped, it was dead silent. >> and that bothered you? >> it bothers me because it means there's a lack of movement, there's a lack of life in the village. >> lack of life because of the lack of rain. the crops around here have failed. where grain is lushlly stored, we find no reason for the lock. it's empty. >> this is all sort of the leftover, unused part of grain. with at least four months still to go before the next possible havest. until then, mothers like mariama have to find something to put in the cooking pot. >> is this all you have cooked for your family today? >> the leaves mariama goes out to pick from trees are all the food she has. another woman shows us her only meal, wild berries, so bitter, she has to cook them for three days to ma
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May 30, 2012 4:30am PDT
continue to back governor brown's call for higher taxes to cut the state's deficit but distrust of state government could erode that support. new poll shows that 59% of those surveyed would support the governor's tax plan coupled with spending cuts. 36% oppose the initiative when it was suggested to likely vote there's lawmakers could spend new revenue on things other than schools and public safety only five% said they would support the governor's initiative, 42% say they would vote against it. >>> warriors land to return to san francisco by with the 2017 season could be costly. east bay officials believe the team would still be on the hook for up to 70 million dollars to help pay back off the bonds under the warriors' lease if the team pulls out for any reason before the construction bonds are retired in 2026, they still owe the money. that's the city's stance. the team's new owners appear to take a position they are only libel for payments until the lease runs out in 2017. >>> 4:30 if i five on this wednesday morning. i thought i heard -- mike say something about 90° highs today. >> p
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May 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
but two engines were off today on what is called brown outs. there is a neighbor who checked if anyone was still inside. >> knocked on the door. he noticed that there is a righthand corner of the house was on fire. so... quick action and that is something fire department and neighbors count on. they're neighbors knocking on doors to make sure everybody is okay. by the time we got here, nobody was in either house. >> and as you can see, over the fire the roof collapsed and firefighters removed off the roof before it gave way. because of that no firefighters were injured and there is no house was injured and there is a steady stream of water to knock them down frkts are still on the scene. we have not yet received an estimate of the damage to the two houses. david louie abc 7 news. >> it will be considerable. >> one of the men charged with the beating of giants fan brian stow told his own mother he was involved thachl is what a videotape reveals today. abc 7 news is in los angeles with the story. >> there are two men sat in court and listened to several witnesses. in the morning the pros
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May 31, 2012 4:00am PDT
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May 4, 2012 11:35pm PDT
. ramps nice and brown. this is like home cooking. minus the frannkfranken-food an it. this is my version of a tv dinner. i think great food is about great ingredients, cooking them well, technique and making delicious food. at home, that comes out all the time. i just cook very simply. there aren't too many liquid nitrogen ice cream bars at my house. every once in awhile. for guests. i really prefer new york city nitrogen, actually. all right, so, we're back from outside harvesting our liquid ni nitrogen. this is violet petals, sugar and milk. don't quote me on the temperature. i think minus 367 defree grees fahrenheit. because it is so cold, you don't want to touch it with your hand. i'm a trained professional. don't do this at home. it is also really not good to use for hair product. so many great parts about being a chef. to me, it's one the constant education. like, i'm learning something every day. because i love it. i don't really feel like i have a job. i just wake up and it's like the ultimate lifestyle job. equal parts ice cream base to nitrogen. when it's done, you can feel it.
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May 6, 2012 4:30pm PDT
toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. mom, we're dying. no you're not, you're just hungry. make some totino's pizza rolls. we don't have any! front... left, totino's. [ male announcer ] well done mom! less drama, more fun! totino's pizza rolls. >> eric: joyful reunion at a kais kaiser hospital in march. bringing memories back for patients and staff. its an amazing story of a bay area twin who grew up to have twins of her own at the same hospital where she was born. karina rusk has the story. >> she and her brother have a story that goes beyond being twins. their mom is herself a twin. this is video of her as a baby and her brother jane who is now a proud uncle. >> people the store and people at the job. >> there is another twist. had thug at the hospital comes with three decades of history. when she returned where she was born, a nurse made the connection. >> i said okay, you won't believe this. all right. i have a patient that i took care of when she was a preemie and her jaws dropped. >> we cover
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May 9, 2012 11:00am PDT
budget deficit of 139 million dollars next year. that amount could grow when governor brown we leases his updated budget monday >>> -- right now gas leak is affecting muni service. pg&e says a third party crew hacked a line before 10:00 this morning. there have been no evacuation however the n judah line is stopped there temporarily. pg&e hopes to have that line fixed by 11:30 this morning. >>> san mateo county supervisors want to find out why a group of men was refining gold in the middle of the night at an industrial park in menlo park. deputies cordoned off the area after they smelled chemicals. they discovered the men using chromatic acid to melt gold in the back of a pick-up truck. the area opened a few hours later. >>> volunteers and divers are in action again this morning continuing their search for missing sierra lamar. their efforts are fueled by new optimism after potentially important evidence was recovered. >> reporter: you have to put yourself in the minds of volunteer searchers turning out for the past seven weeks. you can see some down there. very little new information, ve
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May 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
of honor in the lobby. >> caltrans honored its dead today with governor brown presiding over a ceremony. it included 178 orange safety cones one for each employee killed on the job since 1924. 9 governor declared this work zone awareness week, urging drivers to slow down when seeing caltrans employees on the road. >> distracted driving is on the rise everywhere. a study suggests college students could be the worst offenders finding that 78% of clerj students say they use a cell phone behind the wheel. now that number. 52% reported that they do use hands free cell phones. that good news offset by this, 50% said they send texts while driving down the freeway. >> and honda not going to have to pay a los angeles woman nearly $10,000 for overstating fuel economy claims on the civic hybrid. a judge overturned a decision by a commissioner that said mileage claims are for comparison to other cars and don't take into account variations with vehicle petitions. the woman ordered to pay court costs, 75s oodz from cars to something else we spend money for, home prices have been dropping and they sti
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May 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
say he has not been seen since 6:30 last night. he has black hair and brown eyes. anyone with information is asked to call the police department. >> bay area teenager accused of shooting at two people and stealing a chef lamborghini was back in court today. max wade went before a judge and did not enter a plea. he is being charged as an adult in the theft of chef guy fieri's car. wade is facing two charges of attempted murder and a drive by shooting involving a girl he liked and her companion. his attorney entered a motion to bar the media from this trial. >> this is a very complicated case. i asked that the public keep an open mind. one of the most-important things in our society is right to presummation of evidence. >> he's being held at juvenile hall. >> university of california taking steps to cutoff access to the occupy encampment. today, california protested it's no longer allowing people to enter the area, anyone inside is still able to leave n a statement to abc 7 news the provost said the jufrt ready to try any means necessary to clear demonstrators by mid may so
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May 10, 2012 11:35pm PDT
brown could be sort of, like, terra cotta. >> reporter: the handbook has launched a library of other titles and she protects her brand like a mother bear. >> they won't accept junk food advertising. and it's not that i'm preachy, because i think all moms should make the choice that's right for them. but i also feel that there's the risk of preying on moms when they are at their most vulnerable. >> reporter: she says she insisted in removing a product placement in the movie from a baby formula company. >> in the shot, there's a bottle with formula in it and that's -- i'm totally fine with that. it's just that -- and especially because jennifer lopez is adopting, so, you know, it makes breast feeding difficult. >> reporter: you won't sell -- >> never, never. i feel i would be letting my parents down, you know, by doing that. >> reporter: from the author of "what to expect" you would expect nothing less. halt hats off to pregnant women everywhere. thank you for watching abc news.
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May 11, 2012 11:00pm PDT
those wearing brown, pink or no lipstick at all. it appeals to men because it is sexy. the presence of red lipstick made no difference on female customers. imagine that. and they spent time studying this. >> larry, your opinion? >> i never leave home without my maybeline. the insanity continues for the a's. a nice crowd to see brandon do it again. it again. sports is next. - ( music playing ) - we know technology can make you more connected. but now it can make you more connected to your doctor through e-mail. test results from home. check records. change appointments. now doctors, nurses, techs, pharmacists are all digitally connected to each other. and ultimately connected to you. at kaiser permanente, we believe that if knowledge is power, shared knowledge is even more powerful. kaiser permanente. thrive. by getting swept by the diamondbacks. they were back in the desert and it was more of the same. let's start by enjoying the arizona sunset. beautiful. cabrera in the first and gone. solo shot off corbin, his second homer of the year. that's all they got all night. bottom of five
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May 12, 2012 6:00pm PDT
-troping 16 billion -- almost double-january's projection thanks to a sluggish economy. governor brown says that makes it imperative voters pass his tax initiative. it calls for all california taxpayers to contribute more. >> the plan asks for high income earners to pay more for seven years and will increase sales taxes by a fourth of one% for four years. >> alan: but raising taxes is the tipping opinion for -- tipping point for republicans. we'll -- >> afree with any tax increases. we simply need to look at how we reform government programs. we need to live within our means. we can only spend what revenue comes in and we ought to be looking at regulatory reform. >> the senator ted gaines is asking people to fifth more during the worst recession since then 1930s is wrong. >> ama: thousands of up employed workers got more bad news. federal long-term benefits for chron which i unemployed workers have expired. a drop in the unemployment rate triggered the cut offoff extended benefits. benefits run out for californianss. >> the uss iowa that served from world war ii and vietnam has been moth ba
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May 14, 2012 11:00am PDT
not yet decided on their next move. -- katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> governor brown just unveiled his revised state budget, because the deficit is billions more than anticipated. the governor wants to increase spending on education. eric thomas is live in the newsroom with how he plans to do it. >> with the tax increases he has proposed for the november ballot, 3% income tax hike for the wealthiest californians overseven years and a quarter percent hike for four years for rest of us. if it passes the governor wants to raise k-12 spending. there are cuts, painful, 5% cuts to state workers, the state court was lose 300 million dollars which would postpone construction of new courthouses. the governor is calling for additional s to prisons and medical. all of this -- cuts to prisons and medi-cal. >> this is the best that i could do. i've been thinking about this a long time. if one of you guys can think of something better, i'll be glad to -- i'll read your story tomorrow fit passes the smell test we might incorporate it -- >> the tax increase package does not pass in november education
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May 14, 2012 11:00pm PDT
that continue want the meter. p uc any complaints should be dressed to them. >> governor brown wants to raise taxes while cutting spending to close a larger than expected state budget deficit of almost 16 billion dollars governor released the revised budget next fiscal year today. proposal include 5 percent pay cuts for state employees that could mean furlough days and cutting court budget more than half billion dollars in part by delaying construction projects. schools stand to get 16 percent increase if voters pass new taxes or lose 5 and half billion dollars if they don't l. >> we have to cut deeper but cutting alone doesn't really do it. that's why i'm linking these serious budget reduction. real increased austerity with a plea to the voters please increase taxes temporarily. >> deficit worse in part because the state over estimated tax revenue projection. >> the president will make fourth appearance tomorrow on the view in part discussing his views on same sex marriage. walters asked him about the defensive marriage act as defining legal union between ma'am man and woman. >> my justice
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May 16, 2012 4:30am PDT
in the next half hour. >>> governor brown is backtracking on his plan to phase out the state's youth prison system in january the budget included plans to close the state's youth prisons next year and shift young inmates to county facilities. in the revision the governor calls for tabling his previous plan. the change came after protests from corrections officials they argued counties are already struggling with more adult prisoners shifted to their jails cannot handle additional juvenile inmates. >>> efforts resume to locate and free a whale. first spotted in pacific grove sunday by a whale watching boat. you can see the netting in the north bay a mammal center rescue team freed a whale monday that whale was first spotted last friday entangled in a crab pot line. >>> mayor lee is making a full court press to bring the golden state warriors back to san francisco. the chronicle reports warriors' owners met with lee yesterday to discuss moving the team across the bay to a new waterfront arena built at piers 30 and 32. the warriors are making moves that indicate there's mutual interest iny[ sa
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May 22, 2012 4:00am PDT
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May 23, 2012 4:00am PDT
." >> also on the list, donna summers, the grateful dead and "a charlie brown christmas." >>> what happens when a guy walks into a bar with a zebra and a parrot? he gets turned away, of course. zebras and parrots don't belong in bars. but it's not the end of the story. >> driving out of the parking lot with the zebra and the parrot on his front seat, he was pulled off by police. it turns out his blood alcohol level was 0.14, which is well over iowa's 0.08 legal limit. and he was arrested. >> hard to know where to start with that story. first of all, you don't drive under any circumstances. and you particularly don't want to call attention to yourself call attention to yourself when you have a zebra and a parrot in your car. >> it's great that his girlfriend or his wife say they ride around with them all the time. they like the ride. they like going out for fresh air. why do you have a pet zebra? >> you can walk down the street with it. just don't go into the bar. that's another weird one. >> so, here's a question. what happens when you were walking to the bar? you didn't get pulled over by
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